Family discovers their missing dog at California pound, leaves her there

Posted at 6:50 PM, Dec 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-01 18:50:41-05

A heartbreaking moment was caught on camera when a dog saw her former owners show up at the pound.

Two-year-old Zuzu was brought to the animal shelter in Downey, California after she jumped her fence and was picked up nearby as a stray.

When her old family showed up there, she lit up wagging her tail.

But when the shelter offered to let them claim her, they said they were there to adopt a new dog.

Since the video went viral the shelter says Zuzu will be taken in by a rescue group who will find her a home.